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. the initial reaction is, no big gaffes and no knockout in the first face-to-face. observers say mitt romney did what he needed to do, while the president seemed more low-key. we have coverage at the university of denver, where that debate was held. maureen naylor is in san jose, and amber lee is in walnut creek. we're going to begin right now with eric rasmussen. >> reporter: both president obama and mitt romney focused on their plans for the economy, and even had a lengthy debate about keeping obamacare. >> reporter: while the first debate started with a friendly greeting, even a mention of the president's 20th wedding anniversary, mitt romney came out swinging on the economy. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he had when he ran four years ago. that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more. >> are we going to double down on the policies that got us into this mess, or do we embrace a new economic patriotism. >> reporter: romney often looked directly at the president who instead addressed most of his responses to the audience, or the moderator. the
! have a great rest of the semester! president barack obama and governor mitt romney are preparing for their second presidential debate two weeks from now... their first debate this past wednesday was watched by millions of americans, as well as a large gathering of members from the san jose state community. ">>>politcal science honor society pi sigma alpha welcomed members, alumni, professors and students to the hilton hotel in downtown san jose to watch and discuss the presidential debate. society president sol jobrack was happy to see the large turnout. sol "they kind of like their candidates and hopefully this event can swing them either way." vice president ryan brewer saw this debate as a pivotal point for mitt romney and wants to see the republican take the oval office this fall. brewer "if you look at history, no president has ever won reelection with unemployment over 7.4%. today we are over eight, and i think that speaks a lot to people like me, a student thats going to be graduating in the future. i want to see someone who is good for the economy and good for my wallet."
the afghans are unable to handle their security? do we still leave? and i believe governor romney, you go first. >> we're going to be finished by 2014. and when i'm president we'll make sure we bring our troops out by the end of 2014. the commanders and the generals there are on track to do so. we've seen progress over the past several years. the surge has been successful and the training program is preceding a pace. there are now a large number of afghan security forces, 350,000, that are ready to step in, to provide security and we're going to be able to make that transition by the end of 2014. soure troops will come home at that point. i can't tell you at the same time that we will make sure that -- we look at what's happening in pakistan and recognize that's what's happening in pakistan is going to have a major impact on an say that because i know a lot of people just feel like we just just -- should just bruck our d brush our hands and walk away. i don't mean you, mr. president, but some people in our nation feel that pakistan is being nice to us and we should walk away from them. p
of four-year colleges. >>> president obama and mitt romney wasted in time returning to the campaign trail today just hours removed from the first debate. many mitt romney supporters believe their man came out on the winning side. >> it is the first day of the rest of the presidential campaign. the denver debate now in the rear-view mirror, presidential obama and republican presidential hopeful mitt romney hit the campaign trail in battleground states. >> how did dad do last night? . >> mitt romney made a surprise stop at the colorado conservative political action committee. the crowd and the candidate were clearly energized from what is widely viewed as a major debate victory. >> i know this is going to be a close-fought battle. we need to win colorado. if we do, you know what? we're going to take back the white house. >> the campaign stopped elsewhere in denver. the president took aim at some of romney's debate claims. >> when i got on to the stage i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney [ laughter ] but it -- but it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real m
. >> reporter: he used the event to rev up the supporters after new polls show the race tightening with romney after his strong show in the debate. >> romney. we were talking about this -- he was confident but he was speaking -- confidently. protesters waves signs. >> we aren't funneling drugs to the black marketw. are keeping patients such as myself from having to resort to the black market. >> reporter: early net evening police blocked streets near the hotel where he attended a expensive event. 25 supporters paid $40,000 each for a seat at the round table. on the tarmac. >> i think it's just a wonderful opportunity. >> reporter: there was plenty of excitement. >> i think he needs four more years to finish what he started. >> reporter: the days events expected to bring in about four million dollars to his campaign and that is important cash as both of the candidates rachet up their television adds. reporting live in san francisco. heather hoppings. >> more details on the president's night in san francisco. before the conner speech he attended a fundraising dinner for 100 donors. bay area
of three opportunities voters have to see president obama and romney face to face before the november election. ken pritchett tells us both campaigns are trying to manage expectations even before the candidates take the stage. >> reporter: if you listen to the romney campaign they're candidate has a tough road at the university of denver. >> president obama, he's a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage for many years he's an experienced debater. >> reporter: but romney has extensive debater. >> no, governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> it is a flurry of unusual compliments, but who's winning the battle to lower expectations? >> i think actually president obama is in part because it's partly true. he's not been a good debater so he has a better argument. >> reporter: but u.s. political science professor cook says the romney campaign has been playing the expectations game both ways. >> coming out the conventions until now. certainly for the romney campaign hasn't been positive and they made the argument, wait until the debates come around. >> repo
>>> this time it was a spirited debate as president obama and mitt romney both traded accusations in an aggressive change of policy positions. good evening everybody. i'm frank somerville. >> the president showed up this time. both candidates came out swinging tonight in round two of the presidential debates. we have team conch. coverage. >> reporter: president obama was looking to bounce back mitt romney. despite a town hall format with questions coming from undecided voters in the audience, candidates also challenged each other. the gloves came off. >> hold on a second. >> mr. president, i'm still speaking. >> reporter: the showdown might have been over the president's handling of the attack in libya that killed ambassador chris stevens. >> it took the president 14 days. >> get the transcript. >> he did in fact, sir. let me call it. >> can you say it a little louder? >> reporter: the finger pointing continued over the economy. >> governor romney doesn't have a five point plan. he has a one-point plan. that is to make sure folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> i l
. >> and i'm going to be romney. >> reporter: several websites list the adult costume as sold out and out of stock in downtown campbell tonight those already with costumes filled the sidewalks including little monkeys, pumpkins and a 2 -month-old monster. this family of sesame street characters picked their costumes before the debate. >> we had ordered it but we didn't know that it was going to be so popular so now it has double meaning. >> avocados. yeah. >> and what are mommy and daddy? >> chips. >> reporter: as lou said, she dressed as an avocado, her parents chips. >> we're going to put a sticker that says organic california avocado. >> organizers expect more than a dozen visitors this weekend alone. and volunteers are going around scaring people one will tell me she won't even go through because she's so scared of it herself. maureen naylor. >>> preorder day has arrived for the new i pad mini and already one version has sold out. the white version of the mini has sold out. customers who can't wait will have to stand in line to get a white i pad mini when they arrive in stores. the bl
romney will clash in denver in the first presidential debate. elizabeth explains now why both men are approaching it with cautious optimism. >> president baa rack obama and governor mitt romney their first of three show downs. this week the debate will focus on domestic policy with a heavy emphasis on the economy. romney says it's not about who comes out on top. >> in my view it's not so much winning or losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for each of us to de scribe the bathway forward for america that we would choose. >> while the president is confident he's not underestimating the competition. >> gofrper romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney may have an advantage. during the primaries, he participated in several debates. this time around he's been gearing up for one-on-one face offs. >> just getting used and tarlying the questions back and forth how the single moderator is going to be controlling the debate between two candidates. >> obama has not debated since the
between himself and g objectionp challenger mitt romney and they want to see the president capitalize on the latest employment data. >> that's data right there. i mean, romney -- we were talking about this a little bit earlier, but he was -- he was confident up there and he was articulate but he was, you know, speaking lies confidently. >> meanwhile we told you about those protesters gathered here at civic center. they are hoping to air their grievances to the president. the local democratic fundraisers say this will likely be the president's last major visit to the area before the election. in all the president is looking to raise between 5 and a half and $8 million in this brief swing through the bay area. the president is scheduled to leave at 9:30 tomorrow morning. taking a live look you can see at the civic center folks are starting to file in to hear that concert and to enjoy dinner. my colleague heather hol ms will be inside tonight sxooents we'll have a recap tonight ton 10:00 news. for now we are live in san francisco, christian captain channel 2 news. >>> more de tails now,
're on the right track. >> republican nominee mitt romney who surged in the polls following wednesday's debate arguing unemployment rate should be closer to 11% and the latest data are misleading. >> the reason it's come down is due to the fact more and more people have stopped looking for work. >>> the labor report cuts into romney's surge. >>> romney had a very strong debate performance but this diminishes it because it takes the attention off the debate and puts the attention on a recovering economy. >> questions raised by prominent romney backer ge executive jack welch put the challenger in a tough spot. >> if he agrees with it, where's the evidence? and if he disagrees with it, once of his principle supporters is problematic. >> set to release one more job's report four days before the november election. ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details now. the rate dropped from 8.1% because the number of people who got jobs soared. biggest monthly jump since 2003. 86,000 more jobs were added in july and august. >>> tonight at 10:30 what we found when we asked people about the economy and whether the
. >>> turning now to the race for the white house. the latest poll shows mitt romney narrowing the poll. romney has gained ground after trailing by 16 points last month. back in 2008 obama won the election in part due to the support of female voters. romney toured a power plant. the republican nominee says the race isn't about him but america and families and at a rally romney said life will get better november 7 the day after the election. >> i know, i know we're tired of being tired in america. these have been four pretty tough years. even for those that have jobs right now. >> reporter: romney says if president obama wins reelection people should expect more of the same for the next four years. on the other hand the president is predicting a grim future if mitt romney wins. >> he's hoping you won't remember that his economic plan is more likely to create jobs in china than it is in america. because it actually rewards companies that ship jobs and profits overseas. >> the president also said former secretary of state powell endorsed him. he is the first sit in president to vote early in chica
and republican challenger mitt romney are on whirlwind campaign tours covering many miles in a short amount of time. >> no sleep. we'll start here in iowa. we're going to colorado, then we're going to nevada, then we're going to florida, virginia, ohio. i am going to stop in chicago to vote. >> the president also stopping in california this evening to appear on the tonight show with jay leno. forced to a tight rank with recent polls showing the two candidates in a near dead heat. >> this election is about your family, and families across this country and the choice we make will have an enormous impact on your family. >> for romney, today was a one-day swing through nevada, colorado and iowa. come tomorrow romney is scheduled to embark on a three-stop tour of ohio. no republican has ever been elected president without wing ohio. then-candidate obama carried ohio in 2008. >>> political fall out intensified today over controversial reyes remarks by republican candidate senate. >> that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> try to turn those words and so
presidential nominee mitt romney. according to the gallup poll, that up tick gives president obama and romney 48% among registered voters. romney now has 5% -- 51% of the lead. voters have been showing up in groves early to cast their vote. now some political informants worry that hurricane sandy will keep folks away from polls. 15% of registered voters nationwide have already cast their billion lots. >>> that massive storm back east blew the presidential election. >> i'm worried about the impact on our first r esponders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy. >> reporter: president obama cancelled an appearance in florida as he oversees that storm. this is the first time in 40 years that that newspaper has endorsed a republican presidential candidate. for his part, romney today asked voters to consider those in sandy's path. >> a lot of people are enduring very difficult times, and our hearts and our prayers go to them. >> reporter: romney replaced his online fund raising efforts with links to the american red cross to help victims of the storm. he's had to cancel campaign events but
. crews are hoping it will return so they can help that one as well. >>> mitt romney and obama campaigned in swing states. president obama took a jab at what they say the way he says the republican was trying to deal with taxes. >> governor romney decided that instead of changing his plan he decided to act like it didn't exist. pay no attention to that tax cut under the carpet. behind the curtain. >> reporter: the president spoke at a ohio state university urging students to register to vote in the upcoming election. mr.obama landed in ohio after a fund raising stop here in california. >> his focus was on fund raising. his campaign is on track to raise $1 billion. the first for any candidate in the united states. >> people have been waiting a long time for a farm bill. and the president has to exert the kind of presidential leadership it takes to get the house and the senate actually pass a farm bill. >> mitt romney campaigned in iowa. both candidates are expected to take time off over the weekend before the second presidential debate. >>> president clinton campaigned for two democratic c
debate. he is saying that mitt romney's ideas just don't add up. >> you've heard of the new deal, ohio. you've heard of the fair deal. mitt romney is trying to sell you a sketchy deal. >> ohio is a swing state. no republican has won the white house without carrying it. the president narrowly carried the state in 2008 with 51.5% of the vote. ohio has 18 of the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the presidency. >> i have to be honest. i love these debates. these things are great, and i think it's interesting that the president still doesn't have an agenda for a second term. >> governor romney headed to virginia today to highlight the president's failures over the past four years. they will meet for the third and final debate next week in boca raton, florida. >>> and big bird supporters are planning a rally and are calling it the million puppet march on november 3. more than 1000 puppet eers and supporters of public broadcasting will be protesting the proposed cuts. >>> a communities program that focuses on curbing youth violence has itself become the target of violence. officials
and republican nominee mitt romney are attending the same dinner tonight in new york city. the two candidates greeted each other cordially before the event started. the dinner is a benefit for taxless charity and is being held tat end of presidential campaigns since the conclusion of world war ii. >> workers have a de cent living, have a little money in their pockets. that means businesses do better. that means businesses make more profit, then they hire more workers. that's how you grow an economy. that's why we can't go back ward. >> earlier today president obama campaigned in new hafrp chir pointing out the progress made during his and promising more to come and getting concentrated attention from both political parties. >> the president can't fix washington from the inside. if the middle class has been buried for the last four years and if the economy is not fixed then it's time we changed presidents and elect mitt romney, the next president of the united states. >> mitt romney stayed out of the spotlight today but his running mate paul ryan was on the campaign trail in florida. ryan repe
are released on friday. >>> now to the race for the white house, president obama and mitt romney are said to face off tomorrow night in the first of three presidential debates. crews put the finishing touches at the stage today of the university of denver. at the eve of a debate, a wall street journal poll shows the president keeping his gain but romney is close by. the moderator is jim lehrer host of news hour. president obama and governor romney will have two minutes for their answers. >>> and at 10:30 tonight, how the two candidates are getting ready. one visited the site of an engineering marvel he had never seen before. >>> five men were gunned down in four separate and apparently unrelated incidents. the first happened near international boulevard. police say the man was killed at his home. the victim was on his porch at the time and was shot several times. investigators tell us that the angle of the bullets indicate it may have been a drive by shooting. this rash of shootings started last night when an 18-year-old was killed. then at 10:20 another man was killed. then this morni
pretty clear. a flurry of public opinion polls say republican mitt romney outperformed president obama. new at 10:00, maureen naylor live in san jose where a lot of people are saying why the president seemed to be off his game last night. maureen. >> reporter: frank we set out tonight to ask about the significant of last night's debate and found people were still talking about it including here. >> oh my goodness we were just discussing that. >> reporter: this trio of sisters shoot on the debate over dinner. >> we all agree that mitt romney did a fantastic job and he had a fair shake this time and we felt like obama just didn't want to be there. >> reporter: a poll found 67%over respondents felt mitt romney won the first debate compared to 25% that felt obama was victorious. >> i am now not sure which direction i'm going to go. >> really? >> yes. >> because of a debate. >> because of a debate. >> the reality, kennedy's often win the first debate then they end up losing the election. >> reporter: for example, john kerry. an energized mitt romney took a victory lapse of sorts. while in
. president obama and mitt romney will go head to head in denver in just two days. the nominees prepare, analysts are weighing in on the debate court. >> on wednesday night, arena at the university of denver offering what de scribe as political theater, the first one on one presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. >> a good performance in a presidential debate can jet up a party enthusiasm. >> can it also persuade undecided voters and with 36 days until the election, that could make all the difference. >> that would be great. if they would lay out a specific plan, and that's what we'd love to see in the debate. >> while the stakes are high, both candidates are trying to down play expectations. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> president obama is holding debate sessions following nevada. mitt romney is practicing for the next two days while in denver. >> so what we hope people get out of this de intat that --. >> both polls indicate president obama is pulling ahead in several battleground states but a poor debate performance or gaffe could be a huge stumble. man
have not been the only one. >> who won the final >>> president obama and his challenger mitt romney faced off tonight in their third and final debate. there were a few agreements on international affairs but many more sharp differences. >> the two candidateses agreed on a troop withdrawal from afghanistan. >> our navy is smaller than anytime since 1917. the navy said they need 300 chips we're at 285 -- ships. >> we have these things called aircraft carriers. >> it's been going on for a year. there's a time. this should have a time for american leadership. >> we are gonna do everything we can to make sure that we are helping the opposition. but we also have to recognize that for us to get more entangled militarily in syria is a serious it step. >> reporter: the president reminded voters he ordered the killing of osama bin laden. >> when you are a candidate in 2008, i said i would take that shot. >> you look at the record of the last four years and say is iran closer to -- is the middle east in turmoil, is al-quaida on its heels, no. >> if we had taken your advice about the ought so i
] >> tonight, biden also made sure to go after mitt romney in a way many say president obama failed to do in his first debate a week ago. >> for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their lives. my friend recently in a speech in washington said 30% of the american people are takers. these people are my mom and dad, the people i grew up, my neighbors. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: yet paul ryan did not let up on the administration on obama care and taxes. >> now, we think government taking 28% of a family and that business income is enough. president obama, he thinks they ought to take the small business income. >> now, some early polling done right after the debate tonight. show that people are largely split over who came out on top. we're live in the newsroom, eric rasmussen. >> now, a live look where students formed their own opinions as they watched tonight's debate. >> we met the students backing up romney, obama, even the ron paul supporter. and for many at the university, th
poll that shows a shift of support for mitt romney. the gallup-usa poll shows romney is leading 50 to 46% in 12 swing states. women voters were key to president obama's victory four years ago. that bounce started coming after the presidential debate. round two comes tomorrow. and ken wayne is here now and tells us the format this time is going to be a lot different. >>frank what makes this debate different is it's a town hall style debate with questions coming from voters. >> not a lot of undecided voters remaining but i think right now it's about energizing the base and energizing your likely voters. >> reporter: political insiders say president obama has some making up to do after the last debate. >> the last performance was really troubling. the reason i think these polls have gotten so close. his performance was a shock to me. >> i think he's going to be aggressive of making the case on his view on where we should go as a country. >> reporter: the president appeared relax during a stop at a virginia campaign. mitt romney was seen at an ohio hotel putting in more prep. >> will
has cancelled another day of campaigning while romney says he plans to resume tomorrow. it's a delicate dance for the two candidates. >> reporter: both president obama and mitt romney must be leaders yet not play politics with the disaster. >> i think president obama could be benefited from this. >> reporter: uc berkeley political science professor lin says voters even now are not paying a great deal of attention to the campaign on tv. sandy could change that. >> this is the kind of news event that will turn voters on. they'll be watching the news, they'll see the candidates but will see obama acting as president. >> reporter: the vice president tried to reenforce that imagine. >> i've never seen a guy so focused. >> reporter: governor romney turned a campaign rally in ohio into a storm relief drive. >> romney is in a tougher situation. he has to appear like he's not campaigning and yet he still needs to be in the news. >> would you eliminate fema if you before president? >> reporter: romney was peppered with questions of his plan to end fema. >> if mistakes are made, peopl
presidential nominee, romney, spent the day in iowa talking about the economy. there he told supporters that president barack obama has only quote made the problem worse. >> the president's campaign slogan is this, forward. but for 23 million americans trying to find a job these past four years feel more like backward. >>> for the democrats, joe biden hit the trail today while president barack obama spent the day in washington, d.c. >> it is always america is in decline. i got news for them. romney and ryan are -- america is not in decline you are in denial. >> biden at a rally in keep oshaa, wisconsin. the polls have the -- kenosha, wisconsin. the polls have barack obama ahead in wisconsin. >>> bay area community college is showing students how they will be effected if they fail to pass an ordinance. the classes highlighted in red will only be offered if proposition 30 passes next month. if it fails the district says it will have to cut about 100 classes at the classes in livermore including science, english, math and history coursees. >>> a 27-year-old man was shot and killed. he was
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romney during last night's debate. >> we don't have to order up some binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women to learn and teach and thrive and start business. >> the president was campaigning in the battleground state of ohio again. he and romney are focusing on getting women's vote. women were key to president obama's election four years ago and will be key again come november 6th. >> why is it that there are 3.6 million more women in poverty today than when the president took office? this president has failed america's women. >> mitt romney said women are coming up to him on the campaign trail asking how they can find jobs and better schools for their children. he was in virginia today which is also considered a swing state. romney's camp says he'll make a speech next week about spending and debt. >> it's a historic ruling, a federal judge has decided that san mateo county and other municipal investors can sue investors with the now-bankrupt lehman brothers for fraud. jana katsuyama is here live. >> san mateo county lost a lot of money with lehman brothers and they had
the name oober cab. >> sharing the stage. the event that allowed president obama and mitt romney to take shots at you're on timeout leo! some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. save up to 15% on an ikea kitchen. >>> the heart of san francisco is almost unrecognizable tonight. civic center plaza is under more than 2,500 cubic yards of dirt. patti lee is in the city and tells us there's some amazing stunts being done on that dirt tonight. >> reporter: you can find a lot of dirt at city hall but never before has there been 80 truckloads of it right in front of steps. not to mention an extreme sports arena in what used to be the plaza. just two of the many firsts we found here today. it was a spectacle never seen before. certainly not from the steps of san francisco's city hall. >> we imagine that it was going to be some kind of x game but we didn't know there was going to be motorcycles and flying in the air upside down. >> reporter: for the next three days, 200 of the world's sports action experts are going to be performing. >> to have it here is a treat. we've been a
and today republican nominee mitt romney made several stops in florida before hurricane sandy hits. romney said as president he will reach across the aisle and find a comprise with democrats. >> we're going to have to have an administration in washington, my team in washington that is willing to work with people across the aisle to build bridges to work with other people and come together to find ways to make america work better. >> romney heads to ohio tomorrow in a change of plans because of hurricane sandy. president obama also canceled campaign events next week in northern virginia and colorado to moniter the storm, but not before stopping in new hampshire, where he criticized romney's economic plan. >> hes has been running around saying he has a 5-point plan for the economy. turns out that's 1-point plan. folks at the very top play by a different set of rules than you do did. >> after the event the president made an unexpected shop at the common man tavern in nearby merrimack and chatted with diners and when one woman offered to buy him a drink, he bought a round of brewed ale ins
in the polls gained by governor romney after the first presidential debate. >> he's going to be aggressive in making the case for his view of where we should go as a country and a country that's built around a thriving middle class not this top down theory that romney has. >> today obama brought pizza and encouraged campaign workers. his campaign says no one is a harsher critic of the president's first campaign debate than the president. >> i think that will be consistent with what they've been doing this whole campaign which is running a highly negative ad campaign. >> reporter: mitt romney and his family attended church this morning near his massachusetts home. the republican nominee left on his own to go back to studying for the debate. >>> it was lights, camera and lots of action in new york's hofstra university. technicians inside the sports complex set up the stage and television equipment today. this debate the second of two presidential face offs promises to be more informal is formatted like a town hall meeting with the candidates taking questions from undecided voters. candy crol
going to do for the future? >> mitt romney relaxed treating his family to dinner in florida. the polls show romney with a lead in florida a swing state. >> the central role that the middle class plays in building the economy. governor romney believes in tax cuts for the wealthiest, cutting regulation and hoping everything gets better that's not a strategy that's successful. >> president obama is at camp david studying for this week's debate. >>> meantime at lin university, stand ins rehearsed the focus is foreign policies but expect a lot of talk about the economy. veterans cbs news man bob sheiffer will moderate thatty bait. >>> tomorrow is the deadline to register for vote. the county registrar of voters said the forms at dmvs. you can now register online at register to vote.ca.gov. so far more than 500,000 people have used the online voter registration service. >>> now because of the giant's victory tonight ktvu channel 2 news will bring you game seven of the nlcs tomorrow evening live from at&t park during the time of the debate. so you can watch the debate live on our sister stat
mitt romney, i'm actually proud to talk about what's in my plan. >> at a stop in iowa, the president met some women supporters at a pizzeria. he also visited southern california, and right now is in las vegas. >>> meantime, mitt romney made a stop in reno. he also spoke about economic recovery. >> small businesses is where some 2/3 of the jobs in this country come from. i want to keep taxes down on install business. i want to get regulators to see they're encouraging small business, not crushing it. >> romney walked off the plane to a rally in cedar rapids. he said he would be a better choice for american families. >>> with the election nearing, the birther controversy is now reignited by donald trump. he has offered to donate $5 million to charity if the president releases his college application and passport records. trump has accused president obama of being the least transparent president in the history of the country. he says he will donate the money to the president's charity of choice. >>> in jamaica, hurricane sandy passed over the island leaving as much as a foot of rain. a
another. >> governor romney was paired with paul ryan. >> president obama plans to peek in six states. >> if we have any math teachers out there, you can look in this plan and you'll see that the numbers work. i won't be running the okay on you. >> the president appeared with the vice president in ohio. >> it's called the ipad and it may be the mini gorilla. >> i have your time line coming up. >>> police in oakland are investigating a suspicious car fire overnight. it happened on fruit ville avenue. nearly a dozen people had to e vat vacuate, but no one was hurt. >> the dow fail 1.82 decline. it marked the single biggest fall for the dow. at the same time apple debut a number of new products. why the new ipad has analyst busing. >> we have some really exciting things to show you. >> besides new generation ipad and laptops. >> use ipads in more places and manage places they never have been. >> tech analysts tell me this. >> it will be tremendously successful s it will reset expectations of the consumers. >> it will be a particular interest buzz of its size to children and
now president obama and republican presidential nominee mitt romney are squaring off in their first face to face debate. this is being held at the university of denver, and we're giving you a live look where president obama is currently speaking but both of the candidates have been responding to questions about domestic policy. one key topic here has been repairing the u.s. economy. each candidate seemed to disagree on how the government might help add jobs. the president seemed to call on more government initiatives while romney seeks less. the debate started about an hour ago and has 30 minutes less. we will have more in a live report from denver for you in just 12 minutes. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the oakland a's story. this afternoon the plot got even more improbable. on the final game of the regular season in front of a packed coliseum crowd, the a's quenched the american league west after never having once led the division all year. there was quite a celebration this afternoon. fred. >> absolutely, gasia. the second showering this week as a matter of fact. you kno
right saying someone else was doing - like saying mitt romney was being a liar the whole entire time." the csu system is being sued for campaigning for proposition 30, the tax increase measure, that will benefit schools. the howard jarvis taxpayers association filed a lawsuit thursday. the group claims an email urging support for proposition 30 originated at c-s-u monterey bay's interent address. there have been numerous rallies including here at s-j-s-u calling on voters to pass prop 30. state laws prohibit using public resources for poltical purposes -- including mailings ... and classroom time for political advocacy. the attorney representing the c-s-u says prop 30 emails were inappropiate and unfortunate, but it was done by a professor ... not the university. with the presidential election less than a month away the pressure is on both mitt romney and barack obama to do well in their third and final debate. the second presidential debate was held on tuesday. voters gathered in san pedro square in downtown san jose to watch the two candidates ... go toe to toe. the free event was
undecided voters. government romney spent his day in ohio criticizing the current status of the economy and outlining how he's going to improve it. >>> this is putting the burden on you and will crush the american dream if he eegs reelect and had that's why paul ryan and i have a plan to get america on track to cut spending, the cap federal spending and finally get us on track to a balanced budget. >> president obama is also on a whirlwind tour of battleground states. today in virginia the president shot back saying romney's economic plans would only hurt the middle class. >> he's hoping you won't remember that he wants to give millionaires and billionaires a $250,000 tax cut because the only way he can pay for that tax cut is by raising your taxes or blowing a hole in the deficit. >> the president took a quick de tour from the campaign trail to take advantage of early voting and cast his own ballot in his hometown of chicago. >>> here in california new polls suggest supported wayning for two measures crucial for the safety of public schools. a new public policy finds 48% of california
with major league baseball . and as lexy nuno shows us ... polls showing obama up and romney down ... and vice-versa ... may be confusing many voters. ">>>(nat sound of fans chanting"giants") monday was the third and final presidential debate...but many people like ezequiel landaverde say watching the giants...comes first. (ezequiel landaverde/giants fan):"it's game seven, it's a huge game. another debate really isn't gunna do much for me." for some people, sports isn't the only reason the debates did not generate interest. polls and questionable facts are playing a role. (gao her/social work alumn):"with different numbers being thrown all the time...it's confusing." and she is not alone. political experts say this election is full of numbers. (dr. melinda jackson/political expert):"each candidate brought his own set of facts to the table, and that does make it very confusing for voters." and the polls keep changing every day. (dr. melinda jackson/political expert): "you know the media is always looking for a good story and so everyday we have these headlines...oh romney's up two
companies adding 104,000 jobs. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney was quick to jump on today's jobs reports saying the numbers of deceptive. >> the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today is on the day that the president got elected our rate would be around 11%. >> at a virginia rally today he told voters the rate drops because people have stopped looking for work. meanwhile, president barack obama focused on the positive. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it should not be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy. skwrufts just to try to score a few political points. >>> it sparked a rally on the market. it finished mixed though, nasdaq lost 13. >>> silicone valley network company filed to go public. they filed for a public offers worth $100 million. rukis builds wi-fi networks and competes with cisco systems, no word when they will debut or what shares might cost. >>> the pablo foods, highly controversial system to verify the immigration sat us of all new hires. homeland security is looking into the
nominee mitt romney is giving his running meat a grazie! re view after last night's debate with joe biden. >> the there was one person on stage that the kind of person you want to turn to in a crisis and that was paul ryan. >> he also attacked joe biden's characterization of handing the attacks in libya. and president biden campaigned with his wife. >> i wisconsin. he appeared at the university of wisconsin. he reemphasized many of the points he made in last night's debate. this was the third campaign trip wisconsin this year. and if you thought the vice presidential debate was you ere rowdy check this out in southern california. that was 57-year-old brad sherman asking 71-year-old lawyer burrman. you want to get into this and you see an officer step between them. their house campaigns are reported to be the most expensive in the nation. also maybe the nastiest. >>> and noble peace prize. the to a region. to the european union. the group of 27 nations is home to some 50 million people. the jury said the eu deserves the honor in efforts to build peace. >>> there are now reports tonight tha
in english, spanish, cantonese and mandarin. >>> president obama and republican challenger mitt romney stayed out of the spotlight today as they prepared for tomorrow night's presidential debate. the state in hemp stead, new york. this debate will be town hall style where the candidates will have to answer questions from the audience. cnn chief political correspondent is the moderator. >>> ktvu channel 2 will carry tomorrow's debate life. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m.. it will be followed by your special edition of ktvu channel 2 news. >>> congresswoman blasted a plan to cut food stamps. vice president shl candidate paul ryan's proposal to strip the food stamp program of more than $1 billion would devastate low-income residents who rely on the food bank to feed their families. one in six residents relies on the food bank, almost two-thirds of whom are seniors and children. >>> bay area home prices hit their highest level at more than four years last month. the research firm data quick say it is jump in price draw from the number of foreclosed homes on the market. the median bay area home p
-class taxes and stimulate the economy." >>> meantime republican presidential candidate mitt romney campaigned today in florida. romney says the president's policies would "kill the american dream," and the way to ensure a brighter future is cut government spending. behind the scenes campaign workers worked towards the goal of contacting 2 million voters by phone in florida as well as other swing states. >> a republican congressman from georgia is making national headlines today. after comments he made about his religious beliefs were posted on a church website. >> evolution big bang theory, all of that is lies, straight from hell. >> representative paul broun made those comments at a baptist church in georgia. the church has since removed the video, but the bridge project, the political watchdog group reposted the video. broun is a medical doctor and said cites on the house committee of space and technology. he is running for re-election, unopposeed. >>> volunteers from the yes on proposition 30 campaign gathered this morning in front of mcclymonds high school. the measure is backed by gov
with jon bon jovi and katy perry. >>> meantime mitt romney campaigned in the crucial state of florida today knocking mr. obama's performance in last week's debate. >> you will have an opportunity to hear his answers or nonanswers. now of course day laters we're hearing his excuses and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >>> the republican nominee gives a speech on foreign policy in virginia tomorrow. an average of polls by real clear politics shows romney about even with mr. obama in florida and virginia. >> we're saying, put it on the label and let people make choices for themselves. >>> coming up at 10:30, we will look at both sides of a california proposition that could have an impact on american agriculture and the food you feed your family. >>> gas prices all over the state reached record highs today rising another 4-cents just overnight. the average price of a gallon of regular in california is just $4.65. a month ago it was $4.17. a year ago it was $4.67. ann rubin tells us what's behind another gas spike. >> reporter: californians are now payi
coverage. mitt romney campaigned alongside his running mate paul ripe tonight in ohio. >> so -- paul ryan tonight. >> so we have a very serious decision to make. do we want stagnation or do we want a dynamic growing committee that creates opportunities and create jobs? >> reporter: the two accused the president of offering more of the same. romney will face off with president obama next tuesday in long island new york for their second presidential debate. >>> president obama spent the evening in washington, d.c. where he joined three winners of a campaign contest. the prize stems from an effort to boost online contributions for the president's campaign. >>> and coming up in 10 minutes, why opponents of california's prop 32 say the way it's written makes the proposition unfair. >>> police in sonoma are looking for a man they said exposed himself at two grocery stores just minutes apart. this is a surveillance picture of the man. police say he went inside a safeway store two weeks ago and exposed himself the to a female shopper. they say he then went across the street to sonoma market an
determined what caused that fire. >>> in election 1202012 news, republican presidential mitt romney criticized the president for talking about what he says are trivial things instead of what he says matter. >> so many people out of work, so much debt, so many people in turmoil around the world. this is a time for america to have leadership, that will help guide us together again. >> rhomeyney's running mate was also in ohio at his own rally in youngstown. paul ryan talked about economic issues and the future of the country and later in the day he made time to root for his alma mater at the bowling green university. the congressman greeted several supporters and volunteers. >>> president obama did not have any public appearances, but his campaign did announce today it has surpassed 4 million donors. during his weekly address the president also focused on the economy, and jobs. >> just this week, gm announced that they plan to hire 1500 workers for a new research center in michigan to help make sure that the high- tech cars of tomorrow are designed and built like here in america. >
aggressive in next week's matchup. late this afternoon he clarified his position on abortion. romney says he remains opposed to abortion and if elected would take action to reduce the number of abortions saying he would call for the end of federal funding for planned parenthood. >>> the gop vice presidential nominee arrived in kentucky ahead of vice president. he says he's excited about taking part in the debate. meanwhile joe biden is out of sight studying ryan's speeches and interviews. vice president biden has participated in more than 20 debates over his career as a senator, presidential candidate and vice president shl conditioned dat. >>> our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m.. ktvu news immediately follows that debate. >>> a stanford university professor is the bay area's latest nobel prize winner. brian was at his palo alto home when he got the call. he's a professor at stanford school of medicine. he won the nobel prize for chemistry for his ground breaking discoveries on cell protein that have helped scientists develop better medications. he shares the $1.2 million prize with robert luck
. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney has also cancelled campaign events due to the storm. scratched an appearance in wisconsin tonight. paul ryan cancelled rallies in florida and both republicans cleared their campaign schedules tomorrow. >>> and superstorm sandy is turning lives upside down. giving you a look at the storm right now. it came ashore in new jersey earlier today, wind gusts 80 to 85 miles per hour. those winds are still gusting to 80 miles per hourment sandy is a post-trorm. it has merged with a winter storm and now is not only bringing heavy rain, a strong storm surge and the wind, snow. the appalachian mountains are looking at blizzard-like conditions through the evening hours. this is going to continue inland at this point. you can see just how widespread the heavy rain is falling all the way into the ohio valley. if we take a look at the sandy and its path, it's going to continue its wersly track into pennsylvania as we progress through tomorrow and then it's going to make a northerly track right into new york by about wensz. weshgs of course, will be tracking this
romney are facing off in third and final presidential debate monday night in florida. >> former employees of the bankrupt solyndra solar company turned up for a job fair. drew hundreds of job seekers. former workers received special seminars because it has been tough for them to get good jobs. some have decided to change careers. >> right now i'm trying to get into the medical field. it's a more stable field. fda regulated. can't be formed out. >> more than 1,000 people were left job less after fremont base went bankrupt last year. >> recall of a popular sunscreen after a handful of people catch fire. >> lance armstrong's bad week gets worse. the new allegations he is facing. >> a major cool down across most of the bay area and more changes on the way. coming up, the coolest day of the weekend. the giant's sunday forec >>> how about that? a live look at coit tower in orange light in honor of the giants. kept their season alive with a huge game 5 playoff win. now back to the bay area for another must win do or die game on sunday afternoon. >> lance armstrong's fall may be getting even wors
plans." they even kept it preventing a vote. >>> president obama and former governor mitt romney staid off the campaign trail as they head into their third and final debate on monday. >>> with time rounding out until the election, the battle in california's election is intensifying. lorraine blanco shows us about proposition 30. >> proposition 30 is about kids and teachers and they produce the brains and shells that make the jobs possible. >> reporter: governor brown rallied support for prop 30. >> if i asked any one of you if i could guarantee you $500,000, would you pay 1% of the extra money you earned that year? [ laughter ] i think so. >> reporter: it would raise income taxes 1- 3% on people making more than a quarter million dollars a year and increase the sales tax a quarter of a cent. many teachers spent saturday afternoon walking neighborhoods and passing out fliers with information about prop 30. if it doesn't pass supporters say students k-12 will lose three weeks' of school and college students could see another tuition increase. >> i drove trucks five hours a day i went
. obama is honest and trustworthy compared to 37% who think that of mitt romney. >> you want to know that the person who's applying to be your president and commander in chief is trustworthy. >> he also offered a 20 page booklet outlining his agenda for a second term. tomorrow morning the president is to begin a 48 hour campaign trip through three key states. >> we've gone through three presidential debates and we haven't heard an agenda from the president and that's why his campaign is taking on water and our campaign is full speed ahead. >> the republican candidate was in ohio today with paul ryan. the long cabin republicans gave him a qualified endorsement noting that they disagree with his stance on gay marriage. >>> more than 24 million people use you tube to watch the presidential and vice presidential debates this year. they streamed the three presidential debate and one vice presidential debate for the first time. the debates were viewed from different countries. >>> you can get ktvu news to go, download the ktvu app. download the app and you can watch our newscasts from your
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